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Newsletter article Julie Archer January 17, 2022
Legislative Forecast: Winter is Here. Brace Yourself.
Here’s a glimpse of what transpired over the first few days, opportunities to learn, and information about how to engage your legislators and make your voice heard.   More
Issues: Budget prioritiesFair taxationHealth CareRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rightswater quality
Action Alert Julie Archer January 15, 2022
Monday Events: MLK, Jr. Day & Public Hearing
As we prepare to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, Dr. King's family has called for us to focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box. We wanted to let you know about these opportunities to raise our collective voices and call on our elected leaders to cement his legacy. More
Issues: DemocracyHealthcareInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release   January 6, 2022
A Year After Jan. 6th Attack on US Capitol, West Virginians Demand Action to Prevent Another Attack on Our Democracy
On January 6th, 2022, WV Freedom to Vote Coalition, a coalition of organizations and concerned West Virginians representing veterans, young people, small business owners, faith leaders and current and former elected officials, held a candlelight vigil to remember the events of January 6th, 2021 and demand action to prevent future attacks on our democracy. More
Issues: DemocracyInequalityVoting Rights
Press Release Eve Marcum-Atkinson January 5, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Virtual Remembrance Vigil on Jan 6th Among More than 175 Events Across the Country
Charleston, WV— January 6, 2022 marks one year since a faction of elected officials incited armed right-wing militants to attack the U.S. Capitol.  More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
Action Alert Julie Archer December 23, 2021
The Foundation of Our Democracy: Fair and Impartial Courts
we must keep the pressure on our Senators to pass bold democracy reform at the federal level that will protect and strengthen our freedom to vote, while continuing the fight at the state level to ensure that our courts are free from political and special interest influence and can protect our rights and guard against abuses of power. Double your impact with a year-end donation to keep us fighting for free, fair, and safe elections and fair and impartial courts. More
Issues: DemocracyFair CourtsVoting Rights
Newsletter   December 13, 2021
Capital Eye Vol. 14 No. 13: Winter 2021
In this Winter 2021 edition of the Capital Eye: Winter is Coming - a 2021 Review & Goals for 2022 (pg 1), Legislative Forecast (pg 2), Health Care for All WV - Health Care Legislative Agenda (pg 4), WV for Democracy - Freedom to Vote Act (pg 5), WV New Jobs Coalition - Connecting with West Virginians (pg 6), Redistricting and Fair Maps - (pg 7), Our New Legislative and Congressional Maps: What New Districts Are You In? (pg 8), Share Your Health Care Stories (pg 9), We Need to Build Back Bolder (pg 10) More
Issues: Build Back BetterClimate ChangeDemocracyHealth CareHealthcareJobsRedistrictingVoting RightsWV Legislature
Citizen Action Group Blog Julie Archer December 6, 2021
Redistricting: New Maps Reinforce Need for Reform
In October, the Legislature convened in special session to draw new boundaries for state legislative and congressional districts. The outcome has only reinforced calls for establishing an independent redistricting commission rather than letting legislators draw the maps that govern their own elections. Additionally, with hyper-partisan legislative and congressional maps being adopted around the country it’s critical that we pass the Freedom to Vote Act to end partisan gerrymandering once and for all. More
Issues: DemocracyFair RepresentationRedistrictingVoting Rights
Press Release   November 12, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: WV Advocates Host Vigil to Demand Passage of the Freedom to Vote Act
Charleston residents gathered at the State Capitol to urge Senator Manchin to deliver transformative voting rights legislation to the American people before it’s too late More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert   November 9, 2021
Time to Act to Protect Our Freedom to Vote
It’s urgent that the Senate acts now to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and delivers for the American people so all our voices are heard. Please take two minutes to call Senator Manchin’s office. Tell him it’s up to him to save democracy, history is watching and urge him to prioritize the Freedom to Vote Act.  More
Issues: DemocracyElectionsVoting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 24, 2021
Video Gallery – Freedom to Vote Act Caravan, Relay, & Rally
Video Gallery - Freedom to Vote Act Caravan, Relay, & Rally More
Issues: Voting Rights
Citizen Action Group Blog Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 24, 2021
Media Coverage of Freedom to Vote Act Caravan, Relay, and Rally events
Media Coverage of Freedom to Vote Act Caravan, Relay, and Rally events More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 18, 2021
Freedom to Vote Relay: Fairmont Caravan Stop
We must fight back by passing the Freedom to Vote Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and the DC Statehood Act to ensure equal access to the ballot box for every eligible voter. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 18, 2021
Freedom to Vote Relay: Charleston Caravan Kick Off
We must fight back by passing the Freedom to Vote Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, and the DC Statehood Act to ensure equal access to the ballot box for every eligible voter. More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 18, 2021
Join Our Caravan Livestream!
The freedom to vote is one of the most powerful tools we have in our democracy. It's up to us to defend that right from those who would whittle away voting access and gerrymander away the strength of our votes.  More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 14, 2021
Freedom To Vote Relay – Rally At The Finish Line!
Join us at the finish line for a powerful rally urging the Senate and President Biden to protect our freedom to vote! More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 14, 2021
Freedom to Vote Caravan: From Charleston to Charles Town – Oct. 20th
We’re relaying from West Virginia to D.C. to protect our freedom to vote! More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 14, 2021
Freedom to Vote Relay Kick Off: Charles Town WV
Join West Virginian’s in a caravan making stops in with a Freedom to Vote Relay Kick Off at 5:30PM. Speakers, Food & Music! More
Issues: Voting Rights
Action Alert Eve Marcum-Atkinson October 14, 2021
Freedom To Vote Relay Send Off: Harpers Ferry WV
We will meet at “The Point” in Harpers Ferry off Shenandoah St. right near the walking bridge that crosses over to the C&O canal. Bikers, walkers & runners will join together to with speakers to send us off towards Washington D.C.! More
Issues: Voting Rights
Newsletter article Katie Blount October 7, 2021
Freedom To Vote – Rally and Relay to DC
October is #FreedomToVoteAct Month, and West Virginia is taking action with states across the nation as we host a series of events in-state, that lead up to a big DC Rally on the 23rd. More
Issues: DemocracyVoting Rights
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